Renee - posted on 01/27/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
Lactobacillus acidophilus (probiotics) can help!
Food allergies frequently cause dermatological problems such as eczema. In fact, it is estimated that approximately one third of young children with atopic eczema suffer from clinically significant food allergies.
This study is an evaluation of 10 breastfed infants with atopic eczema who were allergic to cow's milk. Lactobacillus GG was given to the nursing mothers at a dose of 2x1010 colony- forming units twice daily for one month. Over a one-month period, this therapeutic intervention with Lactbacillus GG resulted in significant symptomatic improvements. There was a substantial reduction in alpha1-antitrypsin in the treated infants, but not in the group receiving the whey formula without Lactobacillus GG. These results indicate that therapy with probiotic bacteria may reduce GI inflammation, promote intestinal health and cause improvements in eczema in patients with food allergies.